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OAA announces 2015 Election Results

Three new and two returning Councillors

November 24, 2015, Toronto -- The Ontario Association of Architects (OAA) is pleased to announce the results of its 2015 Council Elections.
Two Councillors are returning: Vanessa S.J. Fong, Principal Architect at VFA and Co-Founder of FORM, Toronto; and John K. Stephenson, Partner, FORM Architecture Engineering, Thunder Bay. Three new Councillors include: Donald L. Ardiel, Architect; J. Gordon Erskine, Partner, Erskine Dredge Associates Inc., Ottawa; and Jeffrey Laberge, Associate at J L Richards & Associates (JLR), based in Sudbury.
Candidates and Representation:
Donald L. Ardiel Western Ontario
J. Gordon Erskine Eastern Ontario
Vanessa S. J. Fong City of Toronto
Jeffrey Laberge Northern Ontario
John K. Stephenson Province of Ontario
Click here to view the Electoral Districts Map
Congratulations to all five Councillors who will serve beginning January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2018. They will join the 10 architects currently serving on Council and four publicly appointed Councillors. The Council sets policy direction for the Association.
As a self-regulated profession, the province has entrusted the OAA to protect the public interest through the regulation of the profession, recognizing our members’ specialized knowledge and the capacity of architects to govern themselves. This means architecture is self-regulated in the Province of Ontario. The OAA is governed by the Architects Act, which is a statute of the Government of Ontario.
There are currently 3,724 architects, 99 Licensed Technologist OAA, 1495 Intern Architects, 461 Student Associates for a total of more than 5,200 people. There are 1747 architectural practices in Ontario. 
The Association is dedicated to promoting and increasing the knowledge, skill and proficiency of its members, and administering the Architects Act, in order that the public interest may be served and protected.
For more information about the 2015 Elections, click here.